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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
United States
Pearl Harbor MWR
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 58m 36s
Overall Rank = 540/1467
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 32/119
Pre-race routine:

I got up. Got dressed. Ate a bagel and drank a cup of coffee. It was raining. I drove to the race start, and it wasn’t raining on that side of the island. Yea!
Event warmup:

I got there with plenty time to spare. So, I listened to my ipod and people watched. As is my experience, there was a huge variety of people represented at the race—it’s just not possible to be bored with that many different people around.

Random thought of the race: is there a correlation between shorts length and speed? Lot’s of speedy looking people were wearing short shorts. I was wearing capris. Maybe some of those short shorts would be a good investment. Or not.

It took awhile to herd all of the racers to the starting line. For pre-race festivities they let out a bunch of birds that were dyed in various colors. I’m not really sure if there was any significance to that, but it was pretty to see a rainbow if birds flying over Pearl Harbor.
Run
  • 58m 36s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 52s  min/km
Comments:

At the cannon’s shot, the race officially began. The beginning of the race was a bit of a jumbled mess. But, I found a guy who was going my speed, and I used him as my blocker for the first mile. It cleared out a bit by mile 2. I did a solid 10 minute mile pace for the first three miles. My training plan told me to pick up the pace for the second 5K. So, at mile 3 I pushed myself a bit more. I started to pass people, and tried to pick up the pace a bit at every mile marker. I have to admit that it was really cool to pass people. It is not something that I usually experience while running :).

My goal pace was 9:50, so I’m really happy with this time.

What would you do differently?:

Not much. Maybe push it a bit more in the beginning.
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around and watched people finish. Drank some water. Ate a banana, some sweet bread, and a ice cream bar.

Event comments:

This was a great course. The first mile had a view of the Arizona Memorial. The second had a view of the Mighty Mo. Very scenic. This was my first race where I didn’t have any family or friends with me, but I didn’t really mind the solitude. It was fun.




Last updated: 2007-04-04 12:00 AM
Running
00:58:36 | 10 kms | 05m 52s  min/km
Age Group: 32/119
Overall: 540/1467
Performance: Good
Course: Start at the entrance of the Admiral Bernard Clarey Bridge, continue across the bridge and around historic Ford Island and back over the bridge, ending on Richardson Field.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2007-04-09 2:03 PM
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Good job keeping your own pace, very important! Did they actually have mile markers up? Or do you have a fancy GPS watch?
2007-04-09 2:40 PM
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2007-04-09 3:08 PM
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Good job keeping your own pace, very important!  Did they actually have mile markers up? Or do you have a fancy GPS watch?

Thanks!  I had to continually remind myself to run my own race.  I'm not very technically inclined.  They had mile markers up at every mile, and I glanced at my watch at the first three mile markers.

2007-04-09 3:48 PM
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Congrats mate! Well done, I`m impressed. Also, congrats on sticking to the plan because come race day alot of people let the plan go down the drain. You did great!

 I`ve also been one to notice the short shorts on the fast people, why is that? It has me baffled as well. I think I`ll start wearing short shorts.....and red ones, that really will make me fast then.

Good race!!!

2007-04-09 3:52 PM
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Way to go!  PR and running your own race.  You are laying a great foundation for you HIM.


2007-04-13 9:29 AM
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Great race and way to go on sticking to your race plan. Picking up people gives a huge moral boost.....maybe I should do it a bit more !

 

I too have notice the short shorts thing, what I wonder is how they stay warm !! Of course you don’t really have that problem in paradise

 

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